Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Technology Lobbying

It seems appropriate on this site to talk about the confluence of technology and lobbying.  Here is an article from the NYTimes on how companies like Google and Facebook spend millions on lobbying the US government as well as make donations to PACs, as well as are being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission (lets see: campaigns, lobbying, Congress, president, bureaucracy, courts - we pretty much hit most of the our course!).  While it is a year old, here is how much each of the tech giants spend in D.C. last year.  Here is what each group spent in 2012 and if you click on the names, you can see the individual expenditures.

Come back in a few hours and I will put up an assignment my students will be doing on this post. 

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